You can also just buy a SIM card of any of the mentioned providers and put it in your phone, but make sure you phone is not blocked to be used only with a specific card and provider, and that it uses the frequencies mentioned above.
However, if you prefer to use your roaming, let your main contact know you are travelling abroad.
Calls to your country of origin or any other country besides Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code the number to be reached.
Text messages to a mobile phone in Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code (502) 8-digit number in Guatemala.
A small calculator might be also useful, as well as a small dictionary Back to the top Before traveling, contact your local operator and make sure that your mobile phone is compatible with the technology of our networks and find out the agreements they might have for roaming form Guatemala.
The operator América Móvil sells under the brand Claro and is the second largest mobile phone operator of the country. under the brand Tigo is the largest operator for mobile phones in the country.
For safety reasons however, avoid depending entirely on cash.
Bring only what you will need for the first couple of days and take advantage of banks at the airport to obtain local currencies, especially if you are arriving during the Weekend.Comfortable walking shoes or tennis shoes are suitable for most regions and towns.Sandals with a strap around the ankle to prevent you from slipping are especially good for the warmer regions, beaches and places where you might get wet.Regular umbrellas are not very suitable for these downpours; so either carry a large one or a raincoat.For visiting Antigua, Guatemala City and Lake Atitlán, where you will find more expensive hotels and restaurants, you may feel more comfortable wearing smarter clothes.In altitude above 2000m (Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango) it can become chilly after sunset, so a jacket is recommended.